Obama Endorses Gay Marriage While Romney Endorses Gay Bashing

Timing is everything.

In a speech delivered earlier this week, President Barack Obama made the historic announcement that he endorses same-sex marriage. He is the first sitting President of the United States to offer such support to the gay community. President Obama’s announcement is certain to bolster his already overwhelming approval from the gay community inasmuch as it is coupled with his administration’s call for the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and his decision to order the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act. In retrospect, the timing of this announcement was perfect.

As for Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney,… not so much. Romney is also in the spotlight this week relative to the gay community but the news for him is all bad. CBS News reports that at a time when Romney is not well defined and seeking to introduce himself to general-election voters, The Washington Post has published a story about the Republican nominee’s youth that is extremely unflattering. According to five of Romney’s exclusive prep-school classmates, when Romney was 18 years old he rounded up a group of friends to pin down another student who happened to be gay and haphazardly cut his hair while the boy was terrified and reduced to tears. Think bullying. The paper recounted another incident in which Romney shouted “atta girl” to a different student at the all-boys’ school who, years later, came out as gay. Also last week, Romney’s openly gay foreign policy spokesman, Richard Grenell, resigned, implying that social conservatives had driven him out of the job, which thrust the gay issue into the campaign. Romney of course, not only opposes gay marriage, but civil unions as well. It is evident that whatever little  support from the gay community Mitt Romney once had (in 1994 he proclaimed himself “better than Ted Kennedy” on matters of gay rights), it will now be decreasing rapidly if it has not been completely lost.

There is a particularly disturbing aspect to Romney’s reaction to the bullying incident in high school. During an interview on Fox News (where else?), Romney laughingly remarked, “I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks during high school and some may have gone too far. And for that I apologize. If there was anything I said that was offensive to someone, I certainly am sorry about that. There was no harm intended.” He want on to say he did not remember the incidents from long ago, but didn’t dispute that it happened. He stressed that he didn’t know either student was gay. He said, “I had no idea what that individual’s sexual orientation might be.” So which one is it? If Romney is to be believed when he says he does not remember the incidents, then how can he remember that he had no idea of his victims’ sexual orientations? He cannot have it both ways. And making matters worse, he actually laughed while speaking about these incidents and referred to bullying as mere “hijinks and pranks”.

Romney’s response and recollection (or lack thereof) of the events does not sit well with one of his former classmates who was a witness to the hair-cutting event. CNN reports that Phillip Maxwell confirmed the story, first reported in the Washington Post. However, he insisted the incident was far worse than a high school prank. He said, “I’m a lawyer. I know what an assault is. This kid was scared. He was terrified. That’s an assault.” Maxwell went on to say, “He (Romney) says he doesn’t remember it and I find it difficult to believe. It’s unfortunate that Mitt simply hasn’t owned up to his behavior.” He also said the episode is “relevant” in the campaign as a window into Romney’s character.

Cheers to President Obama and Jeers to Mitt Romney.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

“Johnny B. Goode” song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8JULmUlGDA

ROMNEY’S NO GOOD

 (sung to the Chuck Berry song “Johnny B. Goode”)

Way down Louisiana and in New Orleans
Mitt Romney looked dejected in his pressed blue jeans
He’s not very welcomed in that neighborhood
He’s not a country boy and they think he’s no good
They never ever saw a person lie so well
They are not really so sure that Mormons can avoid hell

No No
No Romney No
No
No Romney No
No
No Romney No
No
No Romney No
No
Romney’s no good!

Mitt Romney was a pro-choice star but then he went back
He fathered RomneyCare and that is a fact
Oh, the Mitt(wit) penned his dog in a kennel he made
Up on top of his car, the dog was afraid
People passing by they would point and say
Who treats a dear family pet that way?

No No
No Romney No
No
No Romney No
No
No Romney No
No
No Romney No
No
Romney’s no good!

(Tax Break For The Rich)

Mitt Romney is nothing but a flip-flopping man
He changes his positions as fast as he can
He once liked gun laws, now says they’re unsound
He’ll take any position that gains him some ground
Mitt’s really nothing but a John McCain-Lite
Sorry Romney’s no good tonight

No No
No Romney No
No No No Romney No
No No No Romney No
No No No Romney No
No
Romney’s no good!

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Posted on May 11, 2012, in Mitt Romney and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. No harm intended? Bullshit!

  2. Don’t ask because Willard won’t tell

    “That (the existence of gays) was the furthest thing from our minds back in the 1960s, so that was not the case,” Willard said, adding that the students involved “didn’t come out of the closet until years later.”

    Willard was bullying queers!

  3. Bill-O was also a tremendous A-hole in his youth (as in Willard’s case that is no longer true).

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/12/bill-oreilly-mitt-romney-bullying_n_1511757.html

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